Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
"I am the weakest [of your knight], I know, and the dullest-minded,
So my death would be the least loss, if truth should be told;
Only because you are my uncle am I to be praised,
No virtue I know in myself but your blood."
(354 - 357)
"See, Gawain, that you carry out your promise exactly,
And search for me truly, sir, until I am found,
As you have sworn in the hall in the hearing of these knights."
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Therefore [the pentangle] suits this knight and his shining arms,
For always faithful in five ways, and five times in each case,
Gawain was reputed as virtuous, like refined gold,
Devoid of all vice, and with all courtly virtues
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